IPAM seeks program proposals from the mathematical, statistical, and scientific communities for long programs, workshops, and summer schools. Most program proposals are reviewed at IPAM’s Science Advisory Board meeting, held in November each year. Programs are selected on the basis of their scientific impact and contribution to IPAM’s goals of improving equity, diversity and inclusion in mathematics and other sciences. If you would like to discuss your program ideas and prepare a proposal for IPAM's consideration, you are encouraged to contact the IPAM Director.
Summer Schools are generally 2 to 3 weeks in length and usually incorporate both tutorials (a series of lectures introducing the subject) and research talks illustrating applications. They are directed toward graduate students and recent PhDs and may be designed for a small (40-60) or large (100-125) audience.
The standards for summer school proposals are comparable to those for workshops. A particular emphasis should be put on the potential of the school to contribute to IPAM’s goals of improving equity, diversity and inclusion in mathematics and other sciences, and of the potential to contribute to training a new generation of mathematicians and other scientists.
A supplemental source of funding is desirable, given the higher cost associated with summer schools. Summer School proposals will be considered at the Science Advisory Board meeting that takes place a year and a half (or more) before the proposed dates.